As you age, your skin can begin to lose collagen and elastin. Loss of collagen along with the effects of gravity, sun exposure, and more can cause the skin to droop and have more fine lines and wrinkles. If you are looking for a non-surgical way to take a few years off of your appearance, you may be a good candidate for PDO threading.
At Clearskin Institute of Laser Aesthetics, we have a wide range of minimally invasive treatments that can help lift your face without surgery. One of the services we offer is NovaThreads, a fast and easy way to provide lift and improve elasticity.
What Are PDO Threads?
PDO threads, otherwise known as Polydioxanone threads, are a type of suture that we use for our cosmetic treatments. This type of suture has been used for many years in a medical capacity. They are suitable for even the most sensitive operations such as ophthalmic procedures and pediatric cardiovascular surgeries because of their ability to be safely absorbed by the body within six months. This type of material is desirable because it does not leave scar tissue in the body.
Our Novathread PDO threads are placed underneath the skin using a small cannula. Once there, they help to lift the skin, giving you an instant facelift without the surgery. During the four to six months that the sutures are dissolving underneath the skin, they can also help to stimulate collagen and elastin production in the area as your body responds to the threads and heals the surrounding tissues. NovaThreads are an incredibly versatile product that can be used in many different areas to reduce the signs of wrinkles and lift the tissue into a more youthful position.
Where Can PDO Threading Be Used?
PDO Threads on the Neck
PDO threads can be one of the best non-surgical treatments to help lift the skin of the neck and help eliminate neck folds, wrinkles, and lines. Threads are placed in a crisscross pattern along the neck to help lift the tissue. Make sure to visit our website for PDO threads Neck Before and After pictures to see how this treatment could benefit you.
PDO Threads on the Brows
If your brows have begun to droop over your eyes or you have wrinkles in the area, you can invest in a PDO brow lift. Threads are placed above the brows to lift them and to help stimulate more natural collagen in the area. A PDO brow lift can help to accentuate your eyes and make your face look brighter.
Jawline PDO Threads
Another common use for this technique is jawline PDO threads. Threads are placed in the area to help lift the skin, reduce jowls, and make the jawline more defined. This can give you a chiseled jawline in one short appointment and help you feel more confident in the contour of your face.
PDO Threads Under Eyes
Bags and dark circles under the eyes can make us look more tired. If you are unhappy with the area under your eyes, we can help to smooth and lift the area using our PDO threads under the eyes. This treatment can be a great alternative to other treatments and can help reduce hollowness, under-eye bags, wrinkles, and more.
PDO Threads for Lip Augmentation
While PDO threads can’t add volume to the lips in the same way a lip filler could, they can be used to make the lips appear bigger. PDO threads around the lips can also help to minimize lines and wrinkles and to reshape the lips. They can be used to create a cupid’s bow or to address an uneven lip shape.
PDO Threads on the Abdomen
If you have loose skin, lines, and loss of elasticity on your abdomen and you want a non-surgical way to tighten the skin, PDO threads can be used in the abdominal area to help with many of these concerns. Threads are placed in a crosshatch pattern and can help to strengthen the dermal layer of the skin over time. This is a great option to smooth the skin in the abdomen and increase your confidence.
Different Types of PDO Threads
- Barbed Threads: As the name suggests, barbed PDO threads have tiny barbs that help the thread to grip the tissue underneath the skin. These threads can be used effectively in areas that need a lot of lift since the barbs will help to keep the thread in place.
- Smooth Threads: This type of thread can be especially useful in helping to build collagen in skin that has started to feel thin and crepey. It is often used in the neck, decollete, and in certain areas of the face.
- Twist Threads: Twist threads can be particularly effective in deeper lines such as those that appear around the mouth (marionette lines and nasolabial folds). These threads are smooth threads that have been twisted around the needle so that additional product can be inserted into the treatment area.
PDO Threading Treatments in Phoenix, AZ
A PDO thread lift can be a good treatment option for anyone who is looking to restore some of the elasticity of their skin and avoid surgical procedures. It has many different uses and we can set up a unique treatment plan. At Clearskin Institute of Laser Aesthetics, we offer a wide range of treatments that can help address concerns about skin laxity, wrinkles, crepey skin, and much more. Call us today or fill out an online form to set up a consultation with us in Phoenix, AZ.